The Music of God's Word

In the deep, deep waves of sorrow

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [In the deep, deep waves of sorrow]
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 In the deep, deep waves of sorrow,
‘Mid the strong, swift tides of grief,
Hark, a sound of hav’nly music,
Bringing sweet and sure relief!

Precious music of the Bible!
Music saints and prophets heard!
Bringing hope in times of anguish;
Wondrous music of God’s word!

2 Hear it singing, “I am with thee!”
Hear again “Be not afraid.”
Can’st thou fear, when He is near thee,
He, on whom thy trust is stayed? [Refrain]

3 Doth thy way seem hedged about thee?
“I will guide thee with mine eye.”
Do the cares of life perplex thee?
“I will answer ere they cry.” [Refrain]

4 Art thou weary? Hark, the echo:
“Come, thou weary one, to me;”
Art thou troubled for the future?
“As thy days, thy strength shall be.” [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #27

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the deep, deep waves of sorrow
Title: The Music of God's Word
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Precious music of the Bible
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Songs That Live #15


The Cyber Hymnal #8236

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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